Monthly Archives: October 2012

Jockeys hurt as Bay Story takes deadly tumble: Von Mises stress levels and axonal strain injury

“British trainer, Brian Ellison, a former jumps jockey watched in horror as one-time Melbourne Cup aspirant Bay Story crashed when leading in the Lavazza Long Black causing  rival Bling Bling to also carom over the top rail. Bay Story, who … Continue reading

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The sensing tongue:balance substitution

Is using vibration into the tongue an alternative to the eye building the sensation of  upright balance ? Can visual information about head position be substituted through a vibrating plate lying against the tongue buzzing in a vibration according to … Continue reading

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Yakovlevian brain torque: The Snelson tension twist

While ridding the Metro subway into work this morning I watched a pretty college student grooming herself. I was at the advantage of being a distance away. From this perspective I was able to see her directly in addition to … Continue reading

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Streambed material shaped in the presence of ancient fractal water flows on Mars surface

The Mars Rover Curiosity has revealed enticing pictures of conglomerate rock that has had its sides sheared off. Either a robot with an air hammer performed this shearing effect or water flowed vigorously to achieve the smashed, tumbled appearance. The … Continue reading

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Newton’s Cradle: Colliding football helmets : Physics 101

Parents should absolutely try to improve how to better protect their children from sustaining cerebral concussions. There is not a lot of good basic science out there to address the actual physics of contact, especially for North American football. Imagine … Continue reading

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1967, March 10 Elvis had a mild concussion after he slipped in the bathroom

February ’67 Elvis bought the Circle G Ranch in Walls, Mississippi March ’67 Annette Day, Co-Star of Double Trouble, is given a white Mustang by Elvis 10 March ’67 Elvis had a mild concussion after he slipped in the bathroom … Continue reading

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The V2 Prototype football Helmet-And-Neck-Torso one piece attachment- coined the H.A.N.T. device invented by Dr Todd Aaron

What would a modern football helmet design incorporate ? What features would or could be added to reduce concussion impact? Medical Internist Dr Todd Aaron of Philadelphia, agonized over just such a query as a result of seeing his daughter … Continue reading

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